People in Lichfield and Burntwood are being asked to take part in a survey on mental health.

It is being organised by Staffordshire County Council and local Clinical Commissioning Groups.

Data from the confidential survey will be used to develop a new strategy to influence what organisations should address over the next five years.

As well as residents, views are also being sought from professionals, other key organisations and people currently accessing in-patient mental health care.

Cllr Julia Jessel, Staffordshire County Council’s cabinet member for health and care, said:

Cllr Julia Jessel

“Good mental health is incredibly important, especially as around one in four people are affected by some kind of mental health issue at any time.

“The Covid-19 pandemic has also had a profound impact on some people’s mental health, and it is likely to continue to do so.

“This is why we want as many people as possible to fill in this survey. The more information we have about the state of people’s mental health in the county, the more we can do to ensure maintaining good mental health is at the forefront of everything we do.

“This is your chance to directly inform our approach to mental health in Staffordshire, so I would urge people to fill in this survey.”

Cllr Julia Jessel, Staffordshire County Council

The survey is available online and will run until 12th November.

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